Reproduced with the kind permission of the artist's family.
Alan Douglas Baker (1914 - 1987)
"Peace Roses", 1970
Oil on Board
39cm x 49.5cm
Framed: 54cm x 63.5cm
Signed lower right
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A beautiful oil painting by renowned Australian artist, Alan Douglas Baker (1914-1987). Alan Baker is one of Australia's most collectable flower and still life artists. Baker was active in Australia between the 1930s and 1980s and his works are still held in many public and private collections.
Baker was a proudly traditional and realist painter. He believed in study, technique and craftsmanship. He painted from life, seeking to capture the beauty of the natural world around him. Baker's works are known for their colour and vibrancy, for the play of light and dark across his flower arrangements, and for the energy of his brushstrokes in thickly applied, glossy oil paint.
In Baker's own words:
"As long as the artist who appreciates, and has the ability, loves to interpret nature and paints fearlessly, he will satisfy the fundamental inner need for beauty within his fellow man, whose essential emotions change little from age to age." - Alan Baker
This painting is a wonderful example of Baker's work. "Peace Roses" depicts a vase of apricot and peach roses, from bud to full bloom, spilling out of a glazed black vase. The painting is signed on the lower right hand side. It is newly framed in a wide, bronze toned, modern frame, which compliments to the colour and style of the work.
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Alan Baker began studying art at the J. S. Watkins School in Sydney when he was 13 years old. After completing his training, he spent the years leading up to World War II as an instructor at the School. Following military service, Baker resumed his fine art practice and also developed a successful career as a commercial artist during the 1940s and 1950s. Read more ....